Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
This Book Contains: Magic, Violence, Death, Betrayal, and Romance.
What originally drew me to this book was the fact that a person on YouTube was raving about it just recently. I am sorry to the person who gave the review because I can’t remember who you are. I just want to thank you for making me want to pick up this book. It turned out to be one amazing book.
I felt that the beginning of this book was very slow for about the first couple of chapters. Although once Sophie gets to Hex Hall it just takes off. I liked the fact that Sophie even though, not really knowing how to use her powers she still tries to use them for good. I thought that the school would be darker than it was. The storyline could have had a lot more depth and evil feel to it had the author pursued it . I liked that she kept it more on the light side. There are so many dark witch/magical books out there that this was just a refreshing change even with the dark subject matter. I was surprised that the author chose to have someone close to her send her to Hex Hall. I was also surprised by the fact that she had never met her father and the reasons why behind it. That added a very different dynamic to the story.
The writing is simple and the plot is some times predictable. The relationships in the book you could see coming a mile away. Even the twist that took place towards the end was like looking in a crystal ball and very forseeable. You would think that the book would be boring but it was far from that. I found it to be extremely enjoyable and I would recommend this book to everyone look to read something different on magic.